MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The threat posed by nuclear terrorism may be higher than two years ago due to a sharp increase in capabilities of terrorist organizations, including the Daesh militant group, the Harvard University said in a report.
"In the two years since the last nuclear security summit, security for nuclear materials has improved modestly — but the capabilities of some terrorist groups, particularly the Daesh, have grown dramatically, suggesting that in the net, the risk of nuclear terrorism may be higher than it was two years ago," the report entitled Preventing Nuclear Terrorism reads.
Belgian security services discovered last month that the two men had conducted secret surveillance of the country’s senior nuclear researchers. A search of one of the Paris attacks suspects’ residences found 10 hours of secret footage depicting a nuclear official arriving to and departing from his residence.
At least 35 people were confirmed dead and 300 wounded in two suicide attacks at Brussels Airport and one explosion at the Maelbeek subway station claimed by Daesh, which is outlawed in Russia and several other countries.